Greenhouse Blog

Let it grow, Let it grow, why not snow!!

April 7, 2012
What a warm winter, beautiful spring days, and today snow.  The greenhouses are tucked in tight and ready for some nasty temperatures.  Here's hoping that it doesn't last too long.  I am excited for this year.  We have some new products that everyone will fall in love with.  There are some Rex Begonias, different alteranthera, a new croton, some cool torenia, a new variety of potato vine, new and improved wave colors, as well as new varieties, a lot of new succulents and cacti, and many more.  I can't wait for the trees, shrubs, and perennials to arrive.  I have ordered a few more varieties than other years.  This past summer we visited one of the nurseries that supplies the greenhouse.  If ever in Portage La Prairie you need to go check out Jeffreies Nursery.  It is very cool to see how they grow their products. 
Well bye for now and have yourselves a Happy Easter weekend.
Off to my tropical vacation in the arches.
Judy
 

OMG it's already June

June 20, 2011

Time flies when your having fun!  This season has been eventful to say the least.  With all the rain, water, flooding and snow not to mention the cold temperatures and lack of sun the plants have faired well.  We had greenhouses flood, yard flooding, water in the basement of our house, our driveway needed to be cut to let the water out before it flooded our bins full of oil seeds, moving friends out of their flooded homes, our main road to the lake needing to be closed and rebuilt due to hill...


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It's the end of January!!!

January 21, 2011
December was a blur and January seems to be flying by just as fast.  We have gone from snow to more snow then bitterly cold.  The forecast, more snow.  Go figure.  The ordering process has been slow for me this year.  I have been preoccupied but I think that I am now on track.  I am going through my "to do list" and crossing things off.  The alpine petunias have still caused a problem.  It seems that no one can get them for me.  However, I am still on the quest.  The trees, shrubs, herbs and ...
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Time to reflect

November 13, 2010
It is the month of reflection.  Not only to remember the men and women that fight for our country but also a time to reflect on the freedoms that we should not take for granted.  I am most fortunate to live in a country where I can be free to dream and be able to also live it.  Thank you to all that make this possible.  This month is also the month where I get to choose what products I want in the greenhouse.  I think that I may have a source for those beloved alpine petunias.  Keep your fing...
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Time pasts and a new day starts

October 26, 2010
The time has come for the ordering to start, new ideas begin, and excitement for the season is arising.  The alpine petunias that I so wonderfully talked about are proving to be a bit of a problem in acquiring.  I am on the hunt and will not give up too easily. Another big question is black or no black.  There are new varities of petunias and pansies that have been bred to be black or with a stripe of black.  Not sure what to think of the whole idea.  Do we plant flowers for color or do we pl...
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Where did the time go.

July 14, 2010
It seems like yesterday that I just posted my May blog.  So I never got around to blogging every week but I did try a couple of times but with dial-up internet it took too long.  The greenhouse season was again successful.  I had a hard time keeping up to planting but finally got into a groove and figured out an assembly line.  I'd place and others would plant.  Some days we could plant up to 40 pots in a day.  That's what I call a GOOD days work.  The weather of course took its toll on some ...
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May Happenings

May 7, 2010
April was filled with beautiful weather and many days of transplanting.  We recruited some new people this month for transplanting, soil mixing, and pot filling.  Many thanks to them for the hours and hours of work they did to get things done.  Well done is not the proper word as done is never done.  I should have said it was nice to start a new project.  So the project for May has been trying to keep plants trimmed and looking nice.  It is hours and days of taking every container and looking...
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March happenings

April 7, 2010


This is Mary Hudy.  She is one of the many helpers that comes to plant.  She is 90 years young and planted all of the plants shown here in just one afternoon.  We enjoy her company and love to have her come out to brighten up our days with her humor and infectious smile.


This is my grandma Crow who comes all dressed up to plant on many occasions.  We tease her that we forget to wear our diamonds to the greenhouse.  The other two ladies that are busy planting are my cousins which we imported fr...


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March updade

March 17, 2010
March has been planting, planting, planting.  Oh and then more planting.  Right now I have a to do list about a mile long.  The new greenhouse is up and thanks to a handyman or two the lexan will go on in the next day or two.  Well the seedling shed is almost ready to plant and the plugs came last week.  The weather has been absolutely beautiful.  Almost to good to be true.  My Uncle Ted and Aunt Janice came last week to help out with the planting and  Uncle Ted has stayed to mix my dirt and ...
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February update

February 20, 2010
February is the month of beginnings.  I have started to seed and see growth everyday.  It is exciting to watch what will be popping up every morning.  Almost had a crop failure as the temperature of the greenhouse fell to 4 degrees one night.  Talk about heart attack.  All was okay.

I found the cordylines and a few new fillers for the season.  The water plant ordering will still be tricky but I will not know what I will be able to get until April.  The plans for the new greenhouse is in constr...
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